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Christine Kroshko – Roberts Creek, BC
I am a western herbalist with a practice-oriented towards supporting mothers and young children. Innate Postpartum Care provides a holistic foundation to base my work around. By understanding the deeper needs of the postpartum mother, herbs are used to compliment other practices. My goal is to empower families to be supported by their communities while filling in the gaps! I provide customized support based on each family’s needs. I offer nourishing meals, warm oil massage, herbal care packages, vaginal steams, birth story integration and postpartum preparation. I believe that prioritizing maternal health creates thriving communities!
Angela Esplin – Fraser Valley, BC
Angela is a full-spectrum doula, supporting women through miscarriage, abortion, labour and the postpartum period. She has been working with women in the realms of birth since 2000. Angela incorporates Reiki, Reconnective Healing, homeopathic remedies, plant-based medicine, touch, breathwork, Rebozo and Spinning Babies technique, along with placenta encapsulation and honouring ceremonies into her practice. She is a certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider who offers yoni steams, castor oil packs, postnatal herbal bath, Rebozo closing and moxibustion treatment, as well as comprehensive self-care education in scar-tissue remediation, vaginal massage and holistic breast care.
Jen Maramba – Toronto, ON
Jen Maramba is a decolonizing parent, energetic healer & postpartum care provider. She is rooted in her Filipino traditions and honours the ancestral medicine within her most recent lineages. Jen supports individuals and groups in sacred space as a guide and witness to rites of passages, ceremony to re-membering innate gifts, power and purpose in this lifetime. Jen is dedicated to unlearning patriarchal, binary, capitalist ways of programming to re-imagine what thriving can look like for our community & all our relations to center the birthing parent & family while rooted in our ancestral remembering.
Jen provides one on one postpartum care support and ceremony for all births including abortions, pregnancy loss and still births. Jen also supports families and community through education and embodiment learning.
Nikki Collum – Ontario
Nikki is a mama, wellness advocate and change maker. Inspired by nature, she is deeply moved by the seemingly magical processes of creation and transformation. Having taught yoga, meditation and lifestyle medicine for nearly a decade – she believes that the path of healing is by way of living in alignment to that which supports life on Earth. Devoted to community care, she is an empathetic space holder and brings an element of simplicity, restoration and ease to her practice. With a passion for women’s health and the birth continuum, she gently guide you to explore your inner depths while compassionately empowering you to reconnect to your innate wisdom.
Julie-Anne Mauno – Ramore, ON
Julie-Anne Mauno is a Perinatal Support Worker and a Postpartum Practitioner who is passionate about facilitating transformation in women and parents’ lives through postpartum practices and emotional support. She has worked in the perinatal field for over 20 years providing support and education to families. She also supports families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. She is a mother of 7 children who are all bright lights and a source of joy and growth in her own life.
Leslie Switzer – St. Marys and surrounding area, ON
I am a mother of 3 grown daughters and am blessed in my new role as grandmother. I was a DONA certified Birth Doula for 10 years where I experienced the tremendous strength, resiliency, power and wisdom of birthing women and mothers, following their instincts. I continue to support women during weekly Dancing For Birth™ classes as a certified instructor and also enjoy my role as a DFB™ Trainer. I have witnessed the value of education shared in a supportive environment; transforming challenge and trauma into life-giving awareness. I look forward to sharing the INNATE Postpartum Care to assist women and families to find balance and honor the sacredness of life.
Joan Stock – Saskatoon, SK
Joan has worked with children from infants to children in grade 3 for the past forty years. She is the mother of four and grandmother to an ever expanding group of young people. She has been a teacher, consultant, observer and trainer in the field of early childhood. She became interested in doula work after her son asked her to help following the birth of their son, and her daughter asked her to attend the birth of her daughter. After that she was hooked on wanting to become more supportive during pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum recovery and so started her journey of training in labour and breastfeeding, and cold and hot jade stone massage. With her past experience as a mother and educator in psychology and learning disabilities she has been fascinated with brain development and its importance in child development. Joan feels that every birth is unique. Each woman requires individual support and the doula’s job is to determine how best to address the needs and fears of the laboring woman and, if present, her partner, in a sensitive and caring way. There are many variables in birth and many choices to be made; Joan believes parents need information to make informed decisions. Her background in early childhood as well as her individual path through parenthood has blessed her with a sense of confidence in the unknown, a dose of reality and an appreciating sense of humor. When not working with young children she can be found in her garden, sewing or creating alcohol ink paintings.
Lira Lee – Saskatoon, SK
The journey into my work began with the birth of my first daughter in 2007. I had an empowering and spiritual home birth that changed me deeply. My first step on my path began with CAPPA for birth doula training in 2009. In 2011 I began my training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and in 2017 I took the INNATE Postpartum Care- Certification Training. I am so happy to offer this vital work combined with Craniosacral Therapy to support mothers and their families. As an Innate Traditions Care Provider I offer comprehensive postpartum education and counselling for the health of mother and child. The Innate care I offer for the postpartum woman includes; yoni steams, moxabustion, breast care and lymphatic massage, body alignment education for the healing postpartum body, pelvic floor awareness, faja belly wrapping, castor oil packs, herbal bathing, sitz baths, birth processing meditation and clearing, c-section scar care and rebozo closing of the bones ceremony. I offer nutritional education for the specific needs of a postpartum mother, provide counsel in birth and postpartum planning and give basic attachment awareness education. It is my heartfelt desire to provide support to mothers and their families for a soft landing into this most precious period of life. (I am compassionately committed to supporting LGBQT families. I also support woman in the full spectrum of experiences in the postpartum time which includes; birth, miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion.)
Joanne Hill-Dunn – Saskatoon, SK
As a mature woman and Mother I have learned the value of self-care. It is my mission to encourage, educate, and promote women of all ages to practice self-care. Postpartum care is essential in maintaining a woman’s health throughout her childbearing years and into her postmenopausal years. I combine many forms of self-care philosophy into my energy healing practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu.